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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Nov 15, 2009 12:06pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 'Life is Worth Living' IS UP

Thanks..I watched it via online video player and gave it 4/5. Bit of a atypical episode, but enjoyable on several levels.

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Poster: John Quigley Date: Nov 15, 2009 12:07pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 'Life is Worth Living' IS UP

Thanks for the review! It seems that the Kinescope I got my hands on is missing footage.

Unfortunatetely, the kinescope seems to be missing footage, and I know that it came from an affiliate DuMont station, so maybe they added an extra advertising break?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Nov 15, 2009 12:26pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 'Life is Worth Living' IS UP

That is possible. I have seen some very strange prints from the 50's/60's (though only as digitised copies from archivist "friends" (not the sitcom) as old film prints of any kind are sorta hard for me to acquire in the forested area I live in). I once saw a "Ozzie and Harriet" (ABC) episode that featured one commercial left in, but was still left to run 23 minutes! Still trying to make sense of that. There some other odd ones I've heard about...

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Poster: John Quigley Date: Nov 16, 2009 5:52am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 'Life is Worth Living' IS UP

Yes, this too was a digitised copy from a few sources I have available to me.

I know that Affiliate DuMont stations were allowed to "cherrypick" which TV shows they wanted to air, and were allowed to insert their own advertising breaks to maximise on sponsorship.